Still Heavy Going Out at Cheyenne: Attendance Good and People Taking to the Mutuels-Wyoming Derby Declared Off, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-21


view raw text

STILL HEAVY GOING OUT AT CHEYENNE. Attendance Good and People Taking to the Mutuels; Wyoming Derby Declared Off. Cheyenne, Wyo.. August 20. The track was in; heuyy condition after the hard rains of yesterday. It clouded up overhead several times, but passed; over. The crowd, while not as large as that of the: opening day on Saturday, was fully up to the ex-i peetations of the management. The wagering was; larger in proportion, as the local public are becom-? ing" better acquainted with the mutuel form of; betting. This is the" first time muttiels werts- ever1 used in Cheyenne. In the former race meeting held; here books were in operation. : There was not enough of good three-year-olds on? the ground in single entries to .fill the Wyoming-Derby, .so Manager Finn declared it off. There will, "be a handicap in place of it to be called the; Wyoming Handicap, on Saturday, August ;25, as there are quite a few good horses that can be gotten together to make a capital r:ce. The racing was uniformly good considering the: track conditions. Bush horses, as they jire termed, are holding their own nguinst those that have cnme: from the East. The start was unfortunate in the-fifth, as Crosveilor and Bolala bqth wheeled and were left at the .post. , Art Rick was claimed by W. C. Applegate for ssoo.

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1917082101_2_9
Library of Congress Record: